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also folk·y  (fō′kē)
n. pl. folk·ies
1. A folk singer or musician.
2. An enthusiast of folk music.
adj. folk·i·er, folk·i·est
Of, relating to, or in the style of folk music.
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(ˈfəʊkɪ) or


n, pl -ies
a devotee of folk music
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folk′ sing`er

a singer of folk music.
folk′ sing`ing, n.
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